And here’s my first book haul for 2016!
I promised my 2015 self that I’ll be on a book buying ban on the beginning of 2016, but unfortunately promises are easy to break, especially when we’re talking about new books.
These are the books I bought:
- Stand Off by Andrew Smith
Okay, okay. As soon as I found out that there would be a sequel to Winger, I ran to the bookstore and got the second book the next day. I STRONGLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK TO EVERYONE. That’s it. I just REALLY recommend this for everyone to read. Buy it, read it, and then suffer from book hangover. Make sure you’ve read Winger first.
- In the After Light by Alexandra Bracken
I’ve been waiting to get my hands on a physical paperback copy for like forever! I know I could have bought it in hardbound, and I almost DID. But I owned the first two books in paperback and I have a thing for uniformity when it comes to my favorite series. Paperback release took forever to arrive, too. So I started reading this in E-book form, so I’m already in Chapter 15. Nevertheless, I am so glad I finally got a copy. Hope I can start reading it again soon.
- Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
I have never in my life attempted to read any classic other than The Little Prince and whatever Classic we get assigned to for English class. But after reading Hawthorne and Heathcliff by R.K Royals (which I recommend everyone to read), I’ve been dreading to know how the two novels could be related or how Max Vincent is similar to Heathcliff. I thought, well, since I liked Hawthorne and Heathcliff, I would give Classic a try. I found out later that the story has some tragedy in it, so I guess I should prepare for the tears, yeah?
- Greek Heroes by Rick Riordan
This is probably the most expensive and largest book I own. But it’s totally worth it. I’d do anything for a book written by Rick Riordan. He’s one of my auto-buy-authors. I still can’t find the right position when reading this book, because it has one helluva weight and I try to be careful not to crease the page or ruin anything. I’m really excited to read through this, because as always, Rick knows how to teach Mythology without boring anyone. But then again, I’ve always liked mythologies and Greece fascinates me, so…
So those are the books I got this January! Out of these four books, I’ve only ever read Stand Off (see my review here). Unfortunately, I still haven’t found a time to read the rest of them which adds up to my never ending list of TBR pile.
Have you read any of this books yet?